Throughout June, Sydney has been celebrating its LGBTQ community - and there's still time to join the party.
Tomorrow night (June 30) marks the end of Pride Month; the period during which millions around the world honour the struggles and achievements of the gay community.
It also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York - the uprising against police raids that is widely considered to have inspired the gay rights movement.
While global in origin, Pride Month is embraced by cities and suburbs across Australia.
Sydney's Pride Festival has covered activities from art to sport to plenty of parties, with more planned for this final weekend.
The celebrations have also resulted in a series of "pop-up" rainbow crossings, including one in Hurstville (above).
Hurstville has a mostly Chinese population (49%). Local mother Catherine Campbell, 26, describes it as being a mostly "conservative community."
She says council's decision to paint a rainbow crossing has left her comfortable in the knowledge that her 10-month-old son will; “grow up treating everyone the same and not judge people by the colour of their skin or their sexual preference.”
Georges River Mayor Kevin Greene, writes on the council website that Hurstville wanted to become involved in Pride Month simply because it is; “... an important annual event commemorating the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) rights”.
The council is also taking part in the Welcome Here Project, which creates safe spaces at service centres, libraries, cultural facilities and childcare centres. It's also staging several activities and events.
Arianna Effe is an openly gay 18-year-old. She says Pride Month has been an opportunity for more communities to outwardly show their support for gay rights and equality.
"[Pride Month] shows that your community is there to support you and there are places [we] can go," she said. "Although there are some people who [remain] violently homophobic."
Also a Hurstville resident, she sees it as a sign of positive progression that suburbs outside the Sydney CBD are outwardly showing support for gay rights.
One such show of support was the Pride Month Movie marathon, held at the Hurstville Civic Centre.
Titles being screened included Battle of the Sexes; a movie showcasing the battle for equality for all sexual preferences and genders.
*To see what's on over the last weekend of Pride Month, just go to the Sydney Pride Festival website.
_ Caitlin Micallef @Cait_Micallef